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Senior Scientific Director

at Medical Communication  |  Salary: Competitive |  Job#: JR-4469 |  6 Feb 2017

(New York City) Senior Scientific Director – Medical communications company seeks a Senior Scientific Director. The Director will oversee the development and implementation of various medical communications assignments done to support the company’s pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients. The Director will also help to develop client relationships by ensuring that the scientific needs of the account are being met, specifically that the work has strategic focus, scientific rigor/accuracy, and clinical relevance. Based on the clients served, must have a commanding knowledge in any one or more of the following therapeutic areas: immunology, cardiovascular, infectious disease, neurology, and internal medicine.
Specific responsibilities include:
• Acting as the scientific lead on multiple accounts, providing strategic direction and leadership
• Overseeing content development, including primary writing
• Partnering effectively with other cross-functional team leads
• Providing input into the scientific aspects of budget and timeline development
• Collaborating with the client services team on scientific staffing plans
• Participating in business development initiatives, including identifying and providing recommendations to potential new clients
• Actively participating in and leading scientific services departmental initiatives designed to foster creativity and innovation in the company and its services
Qualifications for the position include:
• An advanced degree such as MD or PhD.
• Ability to interpret data and to provide pharmaceutical clients with strategic/scientific direction
• Expertise in overseeing a wide range of complex projects within a team structure
• Management experience and the ability to mentor and guide others
• In depth knowledge of pharmaceutical standards, compliance, and regulations
• Proficiency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Outlook, and Internet research
• Ability and willingness to travel (typically once or twice a month for client events/meetings)


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